Veterans Day – Without the Apostrophe!
by Mary Lou Cagle, Marietta

Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an “s” at the end – Veterans. Why: because it is a day to honor All veterans of the United States, living or dead. It is a day to say to all veterans “Happy Veterans Day.” The term “veteran” means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. Celebration of Veterans day is November 11 of each year. Veterans Day began November 11, 1918 when Allied powers signed a cease fire agreement with Germany – the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. This brought to an end World War I. Originally called Armistice Day, in 1954 at the urging of major U. S. Veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day.

Many ask the question, “What is the difference in Memorial Day and Veterans Day?” Memorial Day honors those who have died in military service, while Veterans Day in November honors all veterans living and dead.

Military service has touched most American families; Today, November 11, 2023 over 18,500,000 Americans living have served in the military. This day is designated a day to honor these men and women, and those who died, who served in the United States Military.
Mary Lou Cagle is a contributing editor to the Bright Side Newspaper

Kennesaw to Honor Veterans at Luncheon

The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a complimentary lunch on Friday, November 10 at Noon at the Ben Robertson Community Center, located at 2753 Watts Drive.

All veterans and active-duty military are invited to attend. No identification will be required. A small program will include acknowledgments from Mayor Derek Easterling, guest speaker Brian Moore, Director of the AMES Research Center at Kennesaw State University, a presentation of colors by the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit and the POW/MIA recognition ceremony by the North Cobb American Legion Post 304. Guests are welcome.

This year’s Veterans Day Luncheon is presented by the Rotary Club of North Cobb, Copeland’s of Kennesaw and Crane Elder Law Firm with support from Safer Window Co, Ryan Family Chiropractic and Williams Elleby Law Firm. No registration is required for attendance to the event. For more information, visit or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714.


The community is invited to attend ithe City of Marietta and the Horace Orr Post 29 of the American Legion’s 19th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11 at 11am on the Marietta Square.

This year the parade will begin at 11am near the American Legion on Gresham Ave and march up Roswell Street towards the Marietta Square and back down Lawrence Street.  Award winning Harrison High School, Kennesaw, will be marching in the parade.

Please attend and help the City of Marietta and the Horace Orr Post 29 of the American Legion honor all veterans and commemorate those who have paid the ultimate price in serving the United States of America.

ACWORTH’S Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Acworth is honored express appreciation and gratitude to those who have faithfully served their country and those currently serving. It is a privilege to have these brave men and women living in our community and to honor them with a Veterans Day Ceremony. Join us and keynote speaker Michael Smith, retired Air Force, on Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans.  For more information please visit or call the Acworth Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234